Hi everyone, a few weeks ago I had a lash lift!
I posted about it on Instagram stories – but I received so many questions about it, that I decided to pop the info up here on my blog.
Lash lifts have been around for ages. I was told by my beautician friend that they were really popular about 10 years ago. But then false lashes and eyelash extensions became all the rage… now lifts/perms are becoming popular again.
This picture is me, one day after having the lash lift. My skin looks amazing here, but it’s just a filter haha!
I’m wearing a bit of foundation, brow pencil and a swipe of mascara.
It’s a “natural + everyday” look rather than a “glam” look. It looks like I have eyeliner one, but I don’t.
What is it?
A lash lift (or lash perm) is a perm for your eyelashes, to keep them permanently curled and perfectly lifted up!
How long does it last?
Usually 2 – 3 months. But depends on your lashes and how fast they grow.
How long is the lash lift process?
All done in about 30-40 minutes. (Probably less, but I like to chat…)
How are they?
Omg they are amazing! They are zero maintenance! You just wake up every morning with perfectly perky lashes that brighten your eyes!
You can swim, sweat, cry. You can load them up with mascara. You can even get extensions put on them for a special occassion.
How do they compare to lash extensions?
I love getting lash extensions, but they are expensive ($120 for a “natural” set), they don’t last very long (3 weeks tops), they take 1-1.5 hours to put them on, and my eyes get quite red for a few days from the glue.
Plus, you have to avoid getting extensions wet, you shouldn’t sleep on your face/eyes, you shouldn’t rub them, wash them too hard – all this stuff you have to remember to look after them and make them last longer.
A lash lift is so much easier to look after. That is, there’s nothing to do! You just treat them like your normal lashes.
While it doesn’t look as dramatic, I think it gives you lovely everyday lashes, with a bit of oomph.
What do I do with them everyday?
I still wear mascara everyday. And I use an eyelash serum called Li Lash.
I’ve seen the procedure priced at $55, $69, $99 and $130 around Perth.
But I go to my girlfriend Bonnie (@bonnie_beauty_space), who has a home beauty salon in Kewdale (near Belmont Forum), who charges $30.
If you’re keen to give it a go, drop her a message on Instagram, she’d love a few new clients!
Here’s a before after photo.
Left – About 1 hour before the lash lift.
Right – 1 day after the lash lift with a swipe of mascara.
Now (4 weeks later) – They still curl up nicely and they are still thick and perky.
Yup I’m definitely a convert. They are soooo low maintenance, so easy to look after, such a great effect, lasts so long, not so expensive… it’s brilliant!